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Mina Kim

Mina Kim
Health Reporter

Mina Kim covers news and trends in health across California for KQED public radio. Mina got hooked on public radio in 2004, during a brief fellowship with KQED's Pacific Time, which is no longer in production. She honed her journalism skills as KQED's fill-in reporter and as a freelance reporter and producer for NPR, Marketplace and various news websites. She became KQED's full-time general assignment reporter in 2010, when the organization began expanding its local news coverage.

Mina strives to include in her stories the voices of those most affected by policies and adverse events. She received the National Radio Award from the Asian American Journalists Association in 2007, and has received several journalism fellowships.

Mina earned her B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of Michigan. She was an elementary teacher in New Jersey, and the director of a women's organization in Los Angeles before pursuing journalism. She facilitated leadership and management training programs for faculty at UC San Francisco, and minority executives in Sacramento through the Coro Center for Civic Leadership.

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The California Report | Sep 30, 2014 8:50 AM
Gov. Signs Package of Assisted Living Reform Bills

On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill boosting the fines California can impose on assisted living facilities for the elderly. Until now, the highest fine regulators could levy for violations was a mere $150. Now they'll be able to impose up to $15,000. The governor enacted the change as part of a package of other bills he signed this weekend that aim to improve care for seniors at the state's 7,500 assisted living facilities.

The California Report | Sep 26, 2014 4:30 PM
Ai Weiwei Exhibit Opens This Weekend on Alcatraz Island

Some in the art world are calling it the hottest ticket of the year. "@Large" on Alcatraz Island debuts this weekend. Ai Weiwei is a political artist the Chinese government won't allow to leave the country, not even to see his new exhibit — which explores freedom and confinement. Ai Weiwei makes headlines whatever he does, and "@Large" is no exception.

The California Report | Sep 3, 2014 8:50 AM
PG&E Fined $1.4 Billion for San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

The state's largest utility, PG&E faces $1.4 billion in new fines for the 2010 gas pipeline disaster that killed eight people in San Bruno. The fine by administrative law judges for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is the agency's largest safety-related penalty ever. But some state and city officials feel the fine is too low.

The California Report | Aug 26, 2014 8:50 AM
Businesses Bounce Back after South Napa Earthquake

Napa City officials are working on an estimate of the economic damage of Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake. But some businesses are already bouncing back and opening their doors.

The California Report | Jul 31, 2014 8:50 AM
New Legislation Aims to Address Campus Sexual Assaults

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to address sexual assaults on college campuses. It's one of three pieces of proposed legislation on the same subject. California Senator Barbara Boxer and San Mateo Congresswoman Jackie Speier both introduced new legislation.

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